About the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Inc. (AIJA)

The AIJA is a research and educational institute which has been in existence since 1976. It is funded by the Commonwealth states and territories and the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, and by subscription income from its membership.

Principal Objectives

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

Membership and scope

The AIJA has approximately 425 members, including judges, magistrates, tribunal members, court administrators, legal practitioners, academic lawyers, court librarians, and others with an interest in judicial administration. The AIJA is not an organisation only for judicial officers.

The Institute has published widely in matters of judicial administration and associated subjects including areas such as case management, cultural awareness, judicial ethics, technology and the courts, complex criminal trials and cross-vesting legislation, to name a few.

In the area of education, the Institute runs a number of regular activities in the area of judicial education including programmes for court administrators, court librarians, magistrates and judges that are run either each year or biennially. It has also been involved in developing courses in relation to a number of specialised areas including gender awareness programmes, courses relating to cultural awareness, court technology and case management.

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